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ARE the VIRGINIA NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES about to GET FULL FEDERAL recognition?

ARE the VIRGINIA NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES about to GET FULL FEDERAL recognition? | American West | Scoop.it
Blog post at Virginia Right! : The Times-Dispatch reports that there is a renewed and ambitious effort to get Federal recognition for the six historic Native American trib[..] (RT @varight: ARE the VIRGINIA NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES about to GET FULL...
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‘Remember Goliad!’

‘Remember Goliad!’ | American West | Scoop.it
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On March 19 and 20, 1836, two weeks after the Alamo fell, Col. James Fannin and a garrison of about 300 Texians engaged a Mexican force more than three times as large on the banks of Coleto Creek outside Goliad, Texas. Without food or water and running low on ammunition, unwilling to flee and leave the roughly one-third of of their comrades who were wounded or dead, Fannin and his troops surrendered.

 

What happened next horrified, enraged, and galvanized the Anglo and Hispanic residents of Mexican Texas.

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Tweet from @TAMU

Tweet from @TAMU | American West | Scoop.it
On this day in 1871, the state legislature established the Agricultural & Mechanical College of #Texas. Whoop! http://t.co/k9R8ODqhDS
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Washington Redskins racist? Native American views on NFL team ...

Washington Redskins racist? Native American views on NFL team ... | American West | Scoop.it
Daniel Snyder says it honors the heritage of Native Americans; critics consider it nothing less than a racist slur. We set out to gauge the real sentiment regarding the name 'Redskins' among Native American leaders and in ...
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Taming the Nueces Strip

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In 1845, the United States annexed all of the land claimed by Texas, including the disputed territory, and came to military blows with Mexico over the insult. By the time the two countries signed the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 to settle once and for all who owned what — sort of — the lawless element was firmly entrenched in the strip of cactus and scrub between the Nueces and the Rio Grande. For nearly thirty years, brigands raised havoc — robbing, looting, raping, rustling, and killing — on both sides of the border before retreating to ranchos and other hideouts in no-man's land.

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Native American Leaders of the Wild West - Biography.com

The stories of heroism, tenacity, and courage of the American West weren't just reserved for the cowboy: long before him was the Native American, whose cultural and spiritual diversity, as well as deep-rooted connection to ...
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Today in History for April 16th

Highlights of this day in history:Virginia Tech shooting; US's deadliest industrial accident;Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia;Charlie Chaplin born;Prince And...
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Today in History for April 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Earthquake flattens buildings in San Francisco; Post riders warn colonists of British attack; Suicide bomber kills 63 at U...
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The Amazing Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider, Cowboy, Devoted Father, and U.S. President

The Amazing Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider, Cowboy, Devoted Father, and U.S. President | American West | Scoop.it
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Born Oct. 17, 1858, in New York City, Teddy Roosevelt was a rather sickly child with asthma and other health issues. His father, whom he adored, advised him to box, lift weights, and work his intellect. That advice led him to a life full of adventure -- and no little humor.

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This article includes his date of birth. 

When was he born?

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Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast

The families of the 15 people who died during an earth-shaking fertilizer plant explosion have spent the last year navigating the difficult balance between s...
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Into the Valley of Death: Texas’s Immortal 32

Into the Valley of Death: Texas’s Immortal 32 | American West | Scoop.it
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At dawn on March 1, 1836, the only reinforcements to respond to William Barrett Travis’s urgent appeal for help fought their way into the Alamo. The Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers, a hastily organized cadre of boys and men ages 16 to 54, forged through a line of 4,000 to 6,000 Mexican soldados, dodging fire from their compatriots atop the mission’s walls. All but three of the rangers rode into history as the Immortal 32.

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Newly released video shows moment of deadly West, Texas, blast - CNN

Newly released video shows moment of deadly West, Texas, blast - CNN | American West | Scoop.it
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(CNN) -- Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire.
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